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Golf Tournament

Previous Meeting Summary

Exec Directors Corner

PNM Business Energy Efficiency Program.

New Board Members

Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

FMANM Health Care

Upcoming Events Calendar

2016 Programs

July 22— Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

August 17— Writing (and Interpreting) Good RFP's- Communication 101 for Facility and Sales Folks

September 21— Fire Protection Basics

October 28 — FAB O&M Show

November 16 — The Roofing and Building Envelope Cage Match

December 21 — Holiday Social


  • Quality Control Technician
  • Operations Manager

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  • Clarie Shay Miller
  • Harold Oliver Madsen

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New Mexico Environment Department P2 Internship Program

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Board of Directors


Tom Plummer, P.E.
Director of Health Facilities
Albuquerque Area IHS
505-248-4262 (ofc)
505-288-6982 (cell)

Vice President

Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


George Jimenez
Mary Beth Hames
Compliance Analyst (RIMS)
PNM Resources, Inc.
505.241.4417 (Office)
505-448-6710(cell) MaryBeth.Hames@pnmresources.com
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions
Kellie Gleaton
Staffing Solutions

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145



So You Think You Can Golf?
Show Us at Isleta on July 22ndh     

The top level sponsorships are selling out fast but there is still room for YOUR company to get noticed, and for your golfers to join in the fun, at the 6th annual Facility Manager Association of New Mexico Scholarship Golf Tournament on July 22nd, 2016.

Hole-in-One sponsorships are still available and the pledges of door prizes are accumulating as excitement is building for this annual outing.  The beautiful Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course is the setting for the event again this year with range balls at 8 am and a 9 am tee time on Friday morning.
Although the registration cut-off date is quickly approaching, THERE IS STILL TIME to put in a team of players or sponsor a hole on the course. 

Click here To Register Players 

Click here for Tournament Sponsorship  

Click here for Hole Sponsorship    

We can process your credit card payment!

This event is the primary fundraiser event for scholarships benefiting students pursuing the mechanical trades at both the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College.  These students are the facility managers, engineers, and technical support staff of the future.

Form your own complete foursome to compete in the “championship” format or register for the “individual” format where FMANM will pair you in an ABCD player format so all comers can enjoy the game.  Everyone plays “best ball” and both tournaments will run simultaneously with a shotgun start at 9 am.  Enjoy fast play!  Our goal is to dominate all three “9”s at the golf course for this tournament.

PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!  This will be the fun, informational, networking event of the year for facility manager and the suppliers who support them.  Don’t miss it!

Tournament Sponsors

Platinum Level Tournament Sponsor

Gold Level Tournament Sponsors

Silver Level Tournament Sponsors

Hole Sponsors

Hole Sponsors

Whole Hole

Keenan Supply

Sunland Asphalt


SMI Facility Services

Half Hole

Industrial Water Engineering




June 2016 Trade Ally Newsletter

As spring is about to officially become summer, we hope business is heating up for you as fast as the weather! Lots of info in this issue to help you make the most of your rebate-eligible energy efficiency projects:

Click here to View this Newsletter


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Executive Director Column

Help Wanted!  Golf Tournament Go-fers Needed

  Plan to join the fun on Friday, July 22ndh 2016, as the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico takes to the greens for our 6th annual scholarship fundraiser golf tournament.  Now is the time to signal your intentions to show up and help with the myriad tasks which will help us sail through the event with ease.  Help wanted!  Wear a company logo’d shirt and GET NOTICED!

Email Executive Director Carolee Griffin at carolee@fmanm.com and plan to show up at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course at 7 am to help with the cause.   Got door prize donations?  Bring them along with you that morning.

Traditionally the golf helper gofers have almost as much fun as the golfers themselves.  Sign up for your photo-op today!


Click here To Register Players 

Click here for Tournament Sponsorship  

Click here for Hole Sponsorship    

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Arc Flash Dangers and Pending Compliance
Directives Electrified May Meeting

Facility managers and their suppliers and guests got an education in the dangers of electrical arc flash and a taste for what the future holds for them in terms of compliance at the May meeting of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.

Arc flash is the explosive release of energy caused by either a phase to ground fault, or a phase to phase electrical fault.  This dangerous event can be triggered by many different things, including accidental contact with electrical distribution equipment, build up of conductive dust, by corrosion on electrical components, by dropped tools, or because of improper work procedures.

“Gone are the days of your staff electrician opening a hot, unmarked panel to try to tighten down a loose lug.  With about 4,000 non-disabling accidents last year and 3,600 disabling ones, OSHA and NFPA are beginning the crack down on the lack of understanding of the potential dangers of arc flash, and disregard for the use of the proper protective clothing and gear by people who work in the equipment,” said industry insider Brock Darnell of Eaton Electric at the meeting.  “Four workers per day are admitted to burn units because of electrical accidents.”

The first steps towards compliance with the new mandates?  Gathering an electrical distribution system equipment inventory, complete with manufacturer’s name-plate ratings and data, will help you begin to understand where the potential for arc flash danger is in electrical distribution system in your facility.  In the long run, the completed study must be stamped by an electrical engineer and can become very costly, but facility managers can begin to take the process apart by looking at their critical gear first, and then adding downstream components as time and money allow.

As with most things OSHA related, overnight compliance is not expected but facility managers must show that they are taking steps to comply.  Help and advice is available from specialty electrical contractors such as Eaton Electric who have a service department trained in proactive, preventative maintenance.  Failure to make steps in the right direction can result in citations and fines. 

Need more information? Click here for the presentation provided by Eaton Electric. 


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CNM Foundation letter of appreciation




Welcome Our New Board Members!

Mary Archuleta with Relevant Solutions has been involved in HVAC and building controls for 25 years and has experienced everything from the demanding Sandia Laboratories contracts to the world-wide reach of Johnson Controls.   In her own words, "I love the importance of the mission that the Facility Manager Association promotes, helping students with technical scholarships join our community.  Just being a part of this team that brings this to our community through education and also the fun activities that FMA supports---golf, baseball, the October trade show—is an amazing opportunity for me.  I hope to be able to introduce many of my customers to this exciting group and look forward to contributing to this team which has already accomplished so much good!  

Kellie Gleaton with StaffingSolutions/ResourceMFG  is a 2013 graduate of the University of New Mexico.  She has volunteered at the FMA golf tournament for the last 5 years and has assisted at the annual FAB O&M Show for as long.  She is as a staff performance manager for her company and works onsite for one of the Albuquerque's biggest manufacturing clients where she over sees recruitment, onboarding, payroll and employee relations for contract employees.  "I look forward to encouraging other facility managers to take advantage of membership in FMA for their own professional development, as well for the opportunity along the way to help add money to the scholarships at UNM and CNM which are so very important."  

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Friends of Civic Plaza

From: Jose Garcia <jgarcia@albuquerquecc.com>
Date: September 10, 2015 at 4:24:24 PM MDT
Subject: please share and become a friend!

Hi! Please consider becoming a friend and helping spread the word as we celebrate Civic Plaza's transformation into a great community space and work to build the vision of what it can be! Thank you!


José García
General Manager
Albuquerque Convention Center
Direct: 505-768-3876
Mobile: 505-573-0757

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Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities.  They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies.  Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance.  Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.

But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities.  Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier. 

Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office  505-476-4372, or email to janine.kraemer@state.nm.us  or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at thomas.plummer@ihs.gov

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